Burmese Thick Rice Noodle Salad

I am going to take you to the central dry region of Burma, which is the home to premium quality nuts, peas and beans, with this thick rice noodle salad called Nan Gyi Thoke. It features some top-notch produces like toasted chickpea powder and peanut oil, drawing the best flavors out of each other as... Continue Reading →

Burmese Husband-and-Wife Snack

I recently got this takoyaki pan-like cast iron griddle which is perfect to make a Burmese street treat called Mont Lin Mayar at home. The name literally translates to "husband-and-wife snack” and this fascinating name roots from the way they are assembled. Individual pieces are first made in separate molds then two pieces are put... Continue Reading →

Tangy Egg Curry

Happy New Year everyone! Wish you all are having an eggcellent start of 2019. If you are also trying to recover from those lavish feasts during your holiday splurge, this light and tangy egg curry has all the right answers! It comforts you, warms you from within, makes you worry less about overindulging and feeds... Continue Reading →

Golden Potato and Pork Rings

This Christmas, I have collaborated with twelve fellow homechefs and food bloggers from around the world in a cook-together challenge, inspired by the presents from the carol “12 days of Christmas”. Each of us creates ideas in the realm of food recipes for 12 days as we count down to Christmas. Corresponding to "my true... Continue Reading →

Braised Eggplant with Dried Shrimps

Like many, I despised eggplants as a kid but approach them with much love as a grownup. My tastebuds now go crazy for its buttery and luscious texture which I once thought was just mushy and tongue-itching. I am thankful that I changed. Not all eggplants are grilled or fried. These are braised till fork-tender... Continue Reading →

Burmese Shrimp and Avocado Salad

On the side of the world I grew up in, avocado is a fruit strictly for smoothies and ice cream, smothered in evaporated milk or condensed milk. Then a guacamole came into my life, enlightening me that avocados can be much more than a sweet-creamy fare. While I still love them in my desserts, I... Continue Reading →

Chicken and Potato Curry

Who else gets more excited about the potatoes than chicken itself when you make a chicken curry? Though their purpose is to bulk up the portion and temper the spices, I always opt for creamy potatoes that truly bring out the cozy warmth of the curry. They perfectly soak up the layers of flavors from... Continue Reading →

Shrimp and Coconut Curry Pasta

If you are open enough to accept that pasta can still be delicious without EVOO, butter, cheese or tomatoes, you will love this recipe. East meets West in a silky, smooth way through this shrimp and coconut curry pasta which is made keeping in mind all those delightful flavors of Burmese coconut noodle soup, ohn-no-kao-swe.... Continue Reading →

Burmese Fried Pork Balls

In a country where fish cakes and shrimp balls are considered classic staples, meatballs usually do not make many appearances in Burmese food scene. When they do, they are cooked again in onion-tomato based gravy for a curry with potatoes. To allow the seasonings of the gravy to seep inside the meatballs, we skimp on... Continue Reading →

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